Confluence: Collision of Form
An Exhibition by Dana Saylor
On View September 5th – October 17th, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday, September 5th, 2015 / 6-9pm
The Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC) presents Confluence: Collision of Form, an exhibition by Dana Saylor on view from September 5th through October 17th, 2015. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held on Saturday, September 5th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m at WNYBAC, 468 Washington St. in Buffalo. This event is free and open to the public.
Dana Saylor is an artist, author, activist, historian, and genealogist who lives and works in Buffalo, N.Y. Saylor will present her first solo art show in three years at WNYBAC. Her show is the fourth in the 5 x 12 series at WNYBAC which features five artists over the course of twelve months, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Confluence: Collision of Form unveils Saylor’s evolution from self-described “hardcore preservation purist” to “creative placemaker,” a transition that has not come easily. Her local work in preservation, as well as exposure to preservation and urbanism on a national-level, helped her to reimagining what the future of preservation could look like. She chose to use “creative placemaking” as her term of choice to describe her new works of art, creative event management, and public history research. Saylor believes that history is a continuum, and this art show will offer a timeline of Buffalo from the Victorian era to the end of the Modern era, along with watercolor and pen and ink images that depict the end result. This exhibition will raise questions about world events and social changes that led to mid-century urban planning policies, giving us the legacy we grapple with today.
Saylor will also host two free Plein Air Drawing Workshops in downtown Buffalo. Pre-registration is required. To register & find out more click here for the October 3rd workshop & here for the October 10th workshop.